Vol. 13,No. 3, July 2014‌
Phylogenetic relationships of Iranian Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus (IPNV) based on deduced a
Description: - Department of Aquatic Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran 2- Center of Biotechnology Research, College of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran 3-Center of Virology Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran 4- Iranian Veterinary Organization, Central Veterinary Laboratory, Tehran, Iran 5- Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, USA *Corresponding author email: dadar.m77@gmail.com
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Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus (IPNV) is the causal agent of a highly contagious disease that affects many species of fish and shellfish. This virus causes economically important diseases of farmed rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, in Iran which is often associated with the transmission of pathogens from European resources. In this study, moribund rainbow trout fry were collected during an outbreak of IPNV in three different fish farms in one northern province (Mazandaran), and two west provinces (Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad) of Iran. We investigated full genome sequence of Iranian IPNV and compared it with previously identified IPNV sequences. The sequences of different structural and non-structural protein genes were compared with other aquatic birnaviruses sequenced to date. Our results showed that the Iranian isolate fall within genogroup 5, serotype A2 strain SP, having 99% identity with the strain 1146 from Spain. These results suggest that the Iranian isolate may have originated from Europe.

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Author: Dadar M.1*; Peyghan R.1; Rajabi-Memari H.2; Seifi Abad Shapouri M.R.3; Hasanzadeh R.4; Moazzami Gou
KeyWord: Molecular characterization, IPNV, Virus, Aquatic birnaviruses, Rainbow trout, Iran .
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